Andrea McKenna

This  43- year- old mother of one and former journalist who suffers from bipolar disorder.  She graduated from Boston’s University’s School of Journalism in 1993.  Following a stint at a production company in London, Andrea became a financial journalist in New York at Institutional Investor Newsletters and later at Faulkner & Gray in Chicago.  Andrea has been a mental health advocate in the Speaker’s Bureau with the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness since 2007.  She has appeared on NBC televsion and addressed various Chicago area university classrooms as a guest speaker on bipolar disorder. She is currently working on a book titled Bipolar Phoenix